Schwanke Honors Institute

What? The Schwanke Honors Institute offers a transformative, hands-on learning opportunity hosted by the Davidson Honors College at the University of Montana. Students will live on campus for the duration of the program, engaging in classroom learning every morning and exploring the UM campus, Missoula, and the surrounding areas in the afternoons. The program also includes a weekend spent at the Flathead Lake Biological Station and in cabins at UM’s field station in the Lubrecht Experimental Forest.

Who? High school students who are entering their senior year the fall of 2024 and seniors graduating spring 2024. 

Where? The University of Montana (Missoula, MT), Flathead Lake Biological Station (Polson, MT), and UM’s Lubrecht Forest Field Site (Greenough, MT).

When? Wednesday, June 12th - Friday, June 21st, 2024 

Why? The Schwanke Honors Institute provides students with the opportunity to experience university life and academics at the University of Montana’s Davidson Honors College. Participants learn from honors faculty in award-winning UM programs, build connections with other curious students, and explore honors education at UM, including experiential learning and small class sizes. Students choose between two environmentally-themed courses and receive two college credits upon successful completion of the program.  

Cost: $2,500 (tuition, course fees, housing, all meals and program costs) 

Scholarships available! The scholarship application is now live.  Please see link above for scholarship information and application. 

Questions: Please feel free to reach out to Bethany Applegate, Director of the Schwanke Honors Institute and Student Engagement at the Davidson Honors College, with questions:, 406-243-2537